Private Project


Recycling materials with historic meaning are being put together by apprentices and professionals to erect a temporary event pavilion in front of the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin. The determining architectural elements of the pavilion are about 100 meters of re-used steel windows from the Bauhaus building in Dessau. The process is in a its aspects a declaration of love for the ideas of the Bauhaus.

  • Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz
    House and Desert, Waiting, A Common Life
  • Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz
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    Documentary, Short
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    8 minutes
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    June 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Istambul Architecture Festival
    November 16, 2016
    Turkish Premiere
    Semi Finalist
  • Foca Film Festival
    October 1, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz

In their films, illustrations and educational / curatorial work the Berlin-based artist duo Faroqhi & Peretz choose various themes such as biography, architecture and history. Their work examines social issues and critically deals with the way images are being produced and received as well as how stories are being told.
Anna Faroqhi is a filmmaker and illustrator. Haim Peretz is a technician and filmmaker. Their body of work contains films, texts and illustrations as well as educational works and has been presented internationally in museums and art events.
Faroqhi & Peretz teach video for opera directors and singers at Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. They also are engaged in the education of film and illustration to children and adults at various public schools, museums and institutions. Here, they are part of the Arsenal Film Studios, the film transfer at Arsenal Cinema, Institute for Film and Video, Berlin.
Faroqhi & Peretz’ work has been shown Museum Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Saalbau Neukölln Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, Manifesta Italy, New York Film Archives, Goethe Institute Tel Aviv etc.
The duo is currently working on a series of artist activities circling around the situation of refugees in Germany as well as on a documentay on a German-Israeli educational architecture exchange project dealing with the ideas of the Bauhaus.
Works (selection):
BAUHAUS WINDOWS (2015) - documentary short
THE LIGHT (2015) - silent comedy drama with music, 12min. with students of a Communal School and Arsenal Film Studios
THE BOOK ON THE BOHEMIAN VILLAGE (Parthas 2013) – city guide for and with children
SILENT VOICES (2012): 15 video portraits with and of migrant women in Berlin
VARIATIONS ON THE EVERYDAY (2008 – 11), Anna Faroqhi; films and illustrations
HOUSE AND DESERT (2005), Anna Faroqhi, film essay

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